New 1.5-litre diesel for facelifted Ford EcoSport
Ford’s EcoSport baby SUV has been given a further facelift, bringing a new diesel engine as well as Intelligent All Wheel Drive technology for the first time.
Making its debut at Frankfurt, the latest iteration of the Fiesta-based crossover gets a new 124bhp 1.5-litre EcoBlue diesel engine from mid-2018, married up with Ford Intelligent All Wheel Drive and a six-speed manual gearbox, and delivering an official 63mpg combined consumption with 119g/km of CO2.
However, from launch the engine line-up will cover Ford’s 99bhp 1.5-litre TDCi diesel combined with front-wheel drive and all-new six-speed manual gearbox along with the 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol in 138bhp and 123bhp formats – a new 99bhp version of the EcoBoost also joins in mid-2018.
The updated EcoSport will also debut a ST-Line version for the first time, bringing body kit including Ford Performance-inspired bumpers and side skirts and 17-inch alloy wheels, ST-Line badging and extended painted roof and door mirrors as standard.
Updated equipment includes an 8-inch colour touchscreen, providing access to Ford’s SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system, a new B&O PLAY sound system, plus cruise control with adjustable speed limiter and a rear view camera.For more of the latest industry news, click here.